The Disabled Sailing Association of British Columbia, Okanagan Branch, has an exciting new program name, ADAPTIVE SAILING KELOWNA (acronym ASK), which adds to the changing and expanding array of programs offered and the growing community of participating users. Disabled Sailing Association of BC, Okanagan Branch, started sailing in 1993 and has been going strong ever since! We are a charitable organization which offers people with physical and cognitive challenges the opportunity to sail on beautiful Okanagan Lake from the Kelowna Yacht Club and to feel safe, secure, and one-with-the-water, in our specially designed (untippable!) Martin 16 sailboats. They learn to skipper themselves, or take a leisurely ride around Okanagan Lake piloted by a qualified expert sailor.
Great for: People with cognitive or physical disabilities, injuries, hip replacements, fractures, strokes, brain, spinal cord, sight, fibromyalgia, hearing, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, autism and other adaptabilities. Also great for Seniors with mild to severe limitations. We have a custom lift available and can adapt the boat to accommodate sailors to have a great sailing experience!
Call SherriLee at 778-581-0855 (April to October) or email firstname.lastname@example.org (year round) for more information
What People Are Saying
"A non-verbal lady came sailing with us. Her care giver asked her if she was happy. The caregiver said if you like this give me a thumbs up. The sailor struggled and it took some time but slowly those thumbs came up. She really loves to sail and comes out with us once a week. "
"Sailing means the world of change in my life for the better. It’s freedom for me and helps my depression. I couldn’t imagine my life without sailing or these people. I’m excited every day that I get to sail. Sailing has changed my life and put my health in better condition. I love the feeling. "
— Ted - one of our sailors with Cerebral Palsy
"Sailing has become a lifelong passion. The freedom of independently taking the helm. Winning my first Regatta took sailing to a whole new level. Thank You to Adaptive Sailing Kelowna for providing me the opportunity to step out of my comfort zone and explore something I never thought possible. "
— Ean who uses a sailor who uses a sip and puff to sail